Traditionally, when it comes to recording, you would either have to set up a home studio or go to a professional music studio. But technology evolves and becomes more compact and affordable, high-quality, portable recording solutions are finally a viable option for musicians.
Whether you want to use your smartphone, DSLR camera, or a laptop, there is an almost endless variety of recording devices from which to choose. Unfortunately, the microphones and mixers on most of these devices leave much to be desired.
The good news is that nowadays there is an almost endless variety of products you can use to ensure that you capture professional quality audio no matter where you go. Here are a few examples of the great products currently available.
Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit
The RØDE Mobile Interview Kit, including one SC6-L and two smartLav+ lavalier microphones, is the perfect solution for effortless dual audio recording on the go, using your iPhone® or iPad®.
Rode Lavalier Lapel Microphone
he Lavalier’s low self noise, user friendly omni-directional polar pattern and minimal appearance make it an ideal solution for film, television, video, theatre, house of worship and anywhere where a high quality microphone needs to be heard but not seen.
Roland GO:MIXER Smartphone Mixer
Compact, portable, and easy to use, GO:MIXER makes it simple to record high-quality audio in music videos and other video content created with your smartphone. Just plug in GO:MIXER to capture a pristine stereo soundtrack* directly to your video as you perform.
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Rode Video Mic Pro With Rycote
The RODE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.
If you need something more robust, you should look at the Roland Go:Mixer Pro. With the Go:Mixer pro, you will be able to record up to nine audio inputs, ranging from pro-quality microphones to guitars and bass.
Boya BY-M1 Omni Directional Mic
BOYA BY-M1 is an Omni directional lavalier microphone, designed for Smartphones, DSLR, Camcorders, Audio and is ideally suited for video use since its Omni pickup pattern offers full 360° coverage.